Research in Britain shows promise of Alzheimer's treatment
A range of brain diseases, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, could be treated by a single drug, thanks to research in Britain.
In fighting the diseases, a brain cell's defense mechanism prevents the production of healthy proteins, similar to body cells when fighting a virus.
But with brain disease, healthy proteins are needed to stop cells from dying.
Scientists have found a way to manipulate the defense mechanism to allow the production of proteins. The knowledge could be used to treat other brain diseases, including the human form of mad cow disease.
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